Caption: Coloured scanning electron microscopy of the hairs on the wall of the trap of a pitcher plant (Sarracenia sp.). This plant attracts insects to jug-shaped traps with a sweet smell. The inner walls are extremely slippery, however, and the insects easily fall into the trap. These downward-pointing hairs prevent the insect being able to climb out. The trap contains a soup of digestive enzymes, which break down the insect, liberating nutrients for the plant.

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Keywords: botanical, botany, carnivore, carnivorous, carnivorous plant, entomophagous, esem, flora, green, hair, hairs, insect, leaf, leaves, microscope, microscopy, nature, north american, pitfall, prey, sarracenia, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscopy, sem, surface, trap, trapping, urn

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Pitcher plant trap hairs, SEM

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